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  • American Airlines bans insects, hedgehogs and goats as emotional support animals

    05/17/2018 10:12:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 5/15/2018 | Julia Horowitz
    American Airlines is making it very clear: Insects, goats and hedgehogs cannot be brought on planes as emotional support animals. The airline revised its guidelines on Monday for comfort animals on flights. Those who want to bring such an animal on board now have to file paperwork 48 hours before a flight, and there are new restrictions on which types of animals are permitted. "We support the rights of customers, from veterans to people with disabilities, with legitimate needs for a trained service or support animal," American Airlines said in a press release. "Unfortunately, untrained animals can lead to safety...
  • Pack Of Wiener-Type Dogs Maul Oklahoma Woman To Death

    05/16/2018 8:56:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    patch.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Beth Dalbey
    A pack of seven dogs with legs shorter than an adult hand attacked an Oklahoma woman, inflicting injuries so severe she later died. ARDMORE, OK — A pack of vicious dogs, some of them described as predominantly dachshunds, or wiener dogs, mauled an Oklahoma woman to death last week. It's unclear what caused the dogs to attack Tracy Garcia, 52, outside her home near Ardmore on Thursday, but their owner could face charges, according to media reports. One of the dogs was shot after charging at a Carter County deputy who responded to the attack, and the other six were...
  • Company sold $25,000 'service dogs' that were really just untrained puppies, Virginia says

    05/09/2018 8:26:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.mysanantonio.com ^ | Published 9:57 am, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Karin Brulliard
    A lawsuit, filed by Attorney General Mark R. Herring in the Madison County Circuit Court, accuses the company of violating the state's Consumer Protection Act by charging $18,000 to $27,000 for 3-month-old Labrador retriever puppies that were unable to perform their task or even to walk properly on leashes, respond when called or remain calm around loud noises or new people. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Customers turned to Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers for a potentially lifesaving tool: highly trained dogs that would alert them, with the nudge of a nose or paw, to spikes or dips in blood sugar. What they got,...
  • Bobcat kittens mistaken for domestic kittens, 3 people injured

    05/08/2018 11:41:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    khou.com ^ | May 7, 2018 | Sharon Ko
    Three people were injured after two bobcat kittens were mistaken for domestic kittens. Animal Care Services said a family living off Eisenhower road near Salado Creek discovered the felines at a back alleyway. The homeowner decided to bring them inside her home. "She tried to feed them some kitten milk and during the process of doing that, three people were bitten," said ACS spokesperson Lisa Norwood. "Bitten on the hand. Not bad bites but bites nonetheless. They're seeking medical attention right now." Norwood said the family decided to look online and noticed the kittens were bobcats. "Once they started taking...
  • How Some Rescue Dogs Come From Breeders At Commercial Auctions

    04/23/2018 6:22:06 PM PDT · by Norski · 31 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | April 18, 2018 | Kim Kaven
    Dog rescuers, flush with donations, buy animals from the breeders they scorn An effort that animal rescuers began more than a decade ago to buy dogs for $5 or $10 apiece from commercial breeders has become a nationwide shadow market that today sees some rescuers, fueled by Internet fundraising, paying breeders $5,000 or more for a single dog. The result is a river of rescue donations flowing from avowed dog saviors to the breeders, two groups that have long disparaged each other. The rescuers call many breeders heartless operators of inhumane “puppy mills” and work to ban the sale of...
  • Editorial: Unleash efforts to regulate pit bulls

    04/15/2018 5:46:30 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 88 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-15-2018 | Herald Staff
    Last week a woman in Roxbury lost control of her dog, a pit bull mix. It was in the midst of mauling a woman when police shot it. Also last week in Hyannis, a 22-year-old man was attacked and wounded by a pit bull named Zeus. In January, in Falmouth, a 1-year-old girl sustained life-threatening injuries when the family pit bull attacked her, biting her in the face. The child’s father had to resort to stabbing the animal with a knife to end the attack. After being treated locally she was flown to a Boston hospital for further care.
  • Cat watching horror movie

    04/13/2018 5:19:18 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 30 replies
    This cat is watching Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic “Psycho” and it’s the funniest thing you will see on the internet today.
  • Kentucky neighborhood bans Danes, Dobermanns, German Shepherds, St. Bernards and more

    04/09/2018 4:50:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 102 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 4-9-18 | Morgan Eads And Cheryl Truman
    People living in a Lexington neighborhood were notified last week that several dog breeds, including pit bulls, Great Danes and huskies, were being banned. Homeowners in McConnell’s Trace were sent letters by the neighborhood developer detailing a change in an existing dog restriction, which previously referred only to unspecified “aggressive breeds,” said Josh McCurn, president of the area’s neighborhood association. Now German shepherds, St. Bernards and chows are among the list of 11 dog breeds restricted from the neighborhood. McConnell’s Trace sits across Leestown Road from Masterson Station Park. McCurn said the homeowner’s association did not have a vote on...
  • Couple Heartbroken After Dog Apparently Suffocated in Chip Bag

    03/03/2018 2:06:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    KSBW ^ | Mar 3, 2018
    A devastated couple in Texas is hoping by sharing the story of their dog, Petey, they can at least save another pet. In February, they returned to their Houston-area home to find the pit bull mix unresponsive with his nose in a tortilla chips bag. "We had the bag of chips that was fairly made of cellophane, and it had been on the countertop," Chrissy Young told KTRK. "We had been snacking on them. We had come and gone throughout the weekend and he never messed with them." Young and Christian Villarreal rushed him to a veterinarian, but Petey was...
  • FDA TO LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AFTER EUTHANASIA DRUG DISCOVERED IN DOG FOOD

    02/16/2018 5:23:35 AM PST · by csvset · 47 replies
    NY1 ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Sarah Wolfgram
    NATIONWIDE — The FDA says it’s launching an investigation after a euthanasia drug was found in cans of dog food. Washington, D.C. TV station WJLA partnered with the lab Ellipse Analytics to test multiple brands of wet dog food for the drug used to assist death in vet clinics, pentobarbital. In total, they tested 62 samples of more than two-dozen brands. One brand, Gravy Train, repeatedly came back positive for pentobarbital, according to the station. Out of the 15 cans tested, nine tested positive — or 60 percent. Gravy Train, made by Big Heart Pet Foods, is owned by Smucker’s....
  • Michigan Approves $360 in Weekly Unemployment to a German Shepherd

    02/05/2018 8:20:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 2, 2018 | Amber Randall
    A Michigan dog owner was surprised to find out that the state approved his German shepherd for weekly unemployment benefits. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency sent a letter to lawyer Michael Haddock saying that a Michael Ryder was approved to receive $360 a week in unemployment, reports ABC News. The only problem is that Ryder is Haddock’s German shepherd. The letter claimed that Michael Ryder worked at a restaurant chain in Detroit, Michigan. “I’m not sure what he’s going to do with the money,” Haddock said.
  • Young woman bursts into tears when she receives a stuffed animal

    12/29/2017 4:25:00 PM PST · by packrat35 · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/29/2017 | Olivia Elgart For Dailymail.com
    Cuddle buddies forever! Young woman bursts into tears when she receives a stuffed animal that looks JUST like her deceased dog - and it even plays a sound recording of him as a puppy A year after her beloved pet dog passed away, a young woman got to hold him again — in plush form. Gabriella from San Antonio, Texas was completely shocked when she unwrapped a present from her sister Emily on Christmas, finding a stuffed animal replica of her deceased pup Jax inside. But the cuddly toy didn't just look like her pet — it sounded like him,...
  • How pets feel the cold compared to humans

    12/29/2017 11:10:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    wkbn ^ | Dec. 27, 2017 | Dave Sess
    Cold weather affects them, just like it affects us YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – With the promise that the cold blast that has hit Valley will stick around through the weekend, it’s important to make sure your pets are protected. Cold weather affects them, just like it affects us. They feel wind chill, too. Boardman veterinarian Dr. Donald Allen says smaller dogs are affected more. He says if you want to know what your pet feels in cold weather, go outside without your jacket.
  • Jury Rules for Arpaio in Lawsuit by Senator's Son, Ex-Wife

    12/15/2017 12:33:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Blufield Daily Telegraph ^ | Dec 15, 2017 | JACQUES BILLEAUD and PAUL DAVENPORT
    An Arizona jury has refused to award damages against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a civil trial for bringing a since-dismissed criminal case against one of Sen. Jeff Flake's sons in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs. Jurors deliberated nearly an hour before ruling late Thursday against Austin Flake and his then-wife Logan Brown in their malicious-prosecution lawsuit stemming from Arpaio's investigation into the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs at a kennel operated by Flake's in-laws. Flake and Brown, who were in college at the time, were caring for the dogs while the in-laws were out of town.
  • The extreme lengths animal lovers go to to protect their Christmas decorations from unruly pets

    12/01/2017 8:31:42 AM PST · by mairdie · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 December 2017 | Hana Carter
    Decorating the tree is a fun-filled festive experience, but not if have a cat eager to climb it or dog desperate to chew on the tinsel. Pet owners around the world have shared the extreme lengths they go to every December to pet-proof their Christmas trees. In some households, decorative firs have to be protected by metal cages or even hung upside down from the ceiling just to keep naughty pets at bay. But Christmas is a time for everyone - even animals - so to make sure they still have a holly jolly time, some of the spoiled pets...
  • Dogs really ARE smarter than cats: Canines have more than twice as many brain cells linked to

    11/30/2017 10:05:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 115 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/30/17 | Harry Pettit
    Full title........................Dogs really ARE smarter than cats: Canines have more than twice as many brain cells linked to intelligence............ The debate over whether dogs or cats are the smartest pet has raged for decades, if not centuries. But in a twist that is sure to ruffle the fur of cat-lovers, new research shows that dogs are more intelligent than their feline foes after all. Experts showed that dogs have more than twice as many brain cells in a region linked with thinking, planning and other complex behaviours.
  • Bringing back the prairie dog population

    10/25/2017 2:46:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 48 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Paulina Pineda Nogales International
    SONOITA – In the shadow of the foothills of the Whetstone Mountains, Kurt Licence, a birds and mammals biologist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, reached his hands into a metal cage and firmly grabbed ahold of a black-tailed prairie dog in front of a small yet electrified crowd. “Welcome home,” he said, as he carried the animal to another enclosure and prepared to push it down a plastic tube leading to its new home. “You ready?” The animal was the first of 94 black-tailed prairie dogs released in the Sands Ranch area east of Sonoita on Oct. 13...
  • Dog taken to be euthanized found living with vet tech 5 months later

    10/20/2017 9:06:55 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 19, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A New Jersey family who took their dog to be euthanized were shocked to discover five months later that the canine was alive and living with a veterinary worker. Keri and Lonnie Levy said they took their 15-year-old miniature pinscher, Caesar, to be euthanized May 17 at the Briarwood Veterinary Hospital because he was suffering from a long-term illness that left him in declining health with a poor quality of life. "[Keri] picked up the collar. And actually paid her bill and received, even, a letter from the veterinary offices stating their condolences on the loss...
  • Discovery of 50km cave raises hopes for human colonization of moon

    10/19/2017 8:10:19 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 34 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 19 October 2017 04.25 EDT | Justin McCurry
    Japan says lunar chasm measuring 50km long and 100 metres wide could be used as a base for astronauts and their equipment.Scientists have fantasised for centuries about humans colonising the moon. That day may have drawn a little closer after Japan’s space agency said it had discovered an enormous cave beneath the lunar surface that could be turned into an exploration base for astronauts. The discovery, by Japan’s Selenological and Engineering Explorer (Selene) probe, comes as several countries vie to follow the US in sending manned missions to the moon. Using a radar sounder system that can examine underground structures,...
  • City Worker Fired After Allegedly Killing Family’s Dog

    10/11/2017 1:10:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2017 | K. QUERRY
    A city worker in Tulsa has been fired after a family says he killed their dog right in front of them. Julie Bailey tells KJRH that she was getting ready to take her two dogs on a walk on Friday afternoon when a city worker came to check the water meter. As she reached the front porch, the dogs got away from her. “They were still on the leash. The leash was going down the yard. I immediately got up to chase after the leashes so I could step on them, but they were faster than I was,” she said....